Mike Leigh’s bittersweet comedy tells the story of Cyril (Philip Davis), an idealist who despairs at the societal changes of Thatcher’s Britain. Not just because it's a Mike Leigh film but because it it depicts so realitically social satire at the most uncomfotable it can be. It was because the latter production was so chaotic that Leigh ultimately transferred to film; Alison Steadman's pregnancy and the sub-standard production values permanently soured his relationship with the BBC. Comedy The conversation goes round in circles as the various means of action are discussed, until the only options are talking in meetings without changing anything, or sitting on one's backside. July 26, 2002 Nestled in High Hopes are all the ingredients that Leigh would eventually distil into his finest works; the bittersweet sense of humour, the making and breaking of family bonds, and the unmistakable sense of truth in every situation. Use the HTML below. STARRING. Heather Tobias' yuppie wife may be intentionally annoying, but it's overplayed to such an extent that we begin to question why we care about her so much. Freshen up your watchlist with Prime Video’s latest roster of movies and TV shows, featuring Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Was this review helpful to you? There is comic relief, particularly in the character of Cyril's sister Valerie: an embodiment of social-climbing at its most deranged.

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Their sombre, principled nature is contrasted by the arrival of boisterous Japanese tourists behind them, who stop for a brief look and then move on.

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Was this review helpful to you? 11 of 13 people found this review helpful. But while its discussion of politics is candid, the film is not structured like a lecture with no way in for those who didn't read politics or philosophy at university.

Nor does he want to present hope that things will change for the better. Howard became Featherweight Champion of the World at the age of 29 in 1968. In Shirley we at least have someone who cares for other people. | 1 hr 33 min. Cyril and Shirley, quasi-hippie survivors of the 1970s, live in comfortable poverty in a small flat, supported by Cyril's earnings as a motorcyle messenger. Anderson Has Been Crushing It for 25 Years Hollywood hopeful Tom Murphy and his posse of pals conspire to get into the big leagues. Film Four International One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children.

Leigh's style has often had a cartoonish quality, but here, as in Happy-Go-Lucky, it is played to such an extent that it compromises the overall integrity of the story.

The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. While we always believe that the actors playing the role are that role, the roles in question are frequently caricatured. High Hopes is a glorious comedy, I have wonderful memories as a student watching this, and loving every second of it.Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

Take the central couple Shirley and Cyril (Philip Davies and Ruth Sheen). In their minds, they are entrepreneurs; to the existing working class, they are traitors. Directed by Joe Eckardt. A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob. But a solid asset is Ally, his sensible 12-year-old son. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.Regal

They live oblivious to the day-to-day money worries of people worse off or older than them, and are suspicious of anyone not in their position.

Edward Furlong. Once again Leigh uses some brilliant camera work, soundtrack to create a brilliant portrait of Thatcher's Britain. Hollywood hopeful Tom Murphy and his posse of pals conspire to get into the big leagues. 23 of 35 people found this review helpful.

The title of Mike Leigh's first film was "Bleak Moments" and he's been having them, on and off, ever since. Managed to make me laugh, and depress me all at the same time. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email.

We tend to think of Mike Leigh as a cornerstone of British cinema - someone who has always been in the medium, doing what he does best in the only way he knows how. An underated Mike Leigh film made in the year I was born in and during the Thatcher years.

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